DIY Sparkler Holder

This post is sponsored by Alamo Fireworks The Fourth of July and sparklers go hand in hand here at the Maker Mama house. Sparklers are a fun, easy, and inexpensive way to light up your party if you live inside the city limits like I do. Plus they make for some great photos! When we […]

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7 Best Netflix Family Movies Based on Books


We are huge movie night fans here at the Maker Mama house. We spend at least one night on the weekend making homemade pizza and snuggling on the couch to watch one of our favorite Netflix family movies. And with summer coming, it’s prime time for family movie night. The kids and I are also all […]

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4 Easy Ways to Get Mom in the Family Photos


My #1 Photo Taking Frustration As mamas, I think it’s pretty common that we’re the default historians of the family. Even more so if you’re a single mama like me. I’m great at lining up my four kiddos for photos or keeping an eye out for the perfect candid shot. But there are times that […]

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5 DIY Cork Craft Ideas


Y’all. I’m WAY late on sharing this, but better late than never, right? My dear friend Jamie of Creating Really Awesome Free Things (aka C.R.A.F.T.) published a book a little bit ago (2015 *cough*), and I had the honor of contributing a project for publication! You may be familiar with Jamie from my podcast interview […]

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10 Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas


It’s Fiesta season here in San Antonio, and with Cinco de Mayo right around the corner as well, I thought I’d share some of my favorite DIY Cinco de Mayo party ideas. I’m not a huge and elaborate themed-party thrower, but sometimes all it takes is a couple colorful handmade touches to make a party […]

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